Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has asked the state supreme court to reconsider its ruling regarding a monument depicting the Ten Commandments on state property. Read more at the Courthouse News Service.
The Georgia Supreme Court has sided with plaintiffs in a medical malpractice suit regarding the qualifications of expert witnesses. The court left discretion to the judges about whether a doctor was sufficiently "expert," rejecting a more stringent standard proposed by defendants. Read more at the Daily Report.
The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled against an organic farmer who claimed that his county's zoning of an industrial park beside his farm land was done arbitrarily, instead holding that the county was acting in permissible pursuit of the general welfare. Read more at INFORUM.
The Vermont Supreme Court ruled that, absent formal documentation or signage, assertions that a road had been used in a "public" manner for over 200 years did not render the road public for the purposes of an underlying tort claim. Read more at the Times Argus.